About the IRCP
The Institute for Religion, Culture and Peace was founded in 1995 in order to encourage inter-faith dialogue locally and internationally. In recent years, it continues doing this by sponsoring talks and programs at Payap University and elsewhere.
Since 2016, IRCP has focused on supporting the efforts of the PhD students in Peace Studies Dept. to reach out to the community locally and internationally. This is done through a series of talks on campus known as “Payap Presents” and by sponsoring students to attend conferences abroad. One recent example was a trip to Kunming, Yunnan, China, where six PhD students attended “The First International Conference on Ethnology and Anthropology in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region.”
Other activities have been sponsored via the United Board for Christian Higher Education, including the preparation of a manuscript for teaching undergraduate students at Payap University in the General Education program, and sending three students to Mandalay, Myanmar, to conduct a workshop about how to include peace education in the curriculum.